Content Category: Policy Watch
CanWEA Urges Ontario PC Party To Reconsider Wind Energy
on Thursday May 15 2014 by NAW Staff
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is urging the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Party to reassess its energy policy platform and to acknowledge that affordable [read more]
Governors Call On EPA To Keep Wind Power In Mind For New Rules
on Thursday May 08 2014 by NAW Staff
The Governors' Wind Energy Coalition has released a letter to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), expressing the group's support for [read more]
AWEA CEO Outlines Strategy To Get Wind PTC Extended
on Wednesday May 07 2014 by Mark Del Franco
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan updated conference attendees on the status of the expired production tax credit (PTC) during the opening general [read more]
Kansas RPS Perseveres Despite Three Years Of Attacks
on Wednesday May 07 2014 by Joseph Bebon
It appears the battle over the fate of Kansas' renewable portfolio standard (RPS) has come to an end for yet another legislative session, and the [read more]
Connecticut Ends Three-Year Moratorium On Wind Development
on Wednesday April 23 2014 by NAW Staff
In a unanimous vote, Connecticut legislators have approved regulations on wind power development and ended a three-year moratorium on new turbines in the state. According [read more]
Oklahoma Enacts Law Authorizing Tariff On Residential Solar And Wind
on Wednesday April 23 2014 by Michael Puttre
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed S.B.1456, which enables retail electricity providers to impose a tariff on customers who install grid-connected distributed generation (DG) systems, [read more]
Majority Of Ohio Voters Support State Clean Energy Law
on Monday April 21 2014 by NAW Staff
At a time when Ohio's renewable energy standard is coming under attack, voters overwhelmingly support maintaining the state's current energy-related laws, according to a new [read more]
Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?
on Tuesday April 15 2014 by Joseph Bebon
The gloves have come off in Kansas, where a band of legislators and several anti-mandate groups are pushing to repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard [read more]
The War Against Pollution: Lawmakers Introduce Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act
on Wednesday April 09 2014 by NAW Staff
U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Doris Matsui, D-Calif., have introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act. According to the legislators, Clean Energy Victory Bonds [read more]
Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension
on Thursday April 03 2014 by NAW Staff
Hope for a revival of the wind production tax credit (PTC) has been buoyed, as a two-year extension of the incentive has made its way [read more]
New Vermont Law Raises Net Metering Cap To 15%
on Wednesday April 02 2014 by NAW Staff
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed self-generation and net-energy metering (NEM) legislation (H.702) into law. The new law raises the 4% cap utilities had been [read more]
Update: Maine Legislature Rejects Governor's Attempt To Change Wind Energy Law
on Tuesday April 01 2014 by Joseph Bebon
Last week, both the Maine House and Senate voted down a governor-backed bill that would have required wind developers in the state to prove a [read more]
Kansas House Slaps Down Effort To Repeal Renewables Mandate
on Thursday March 27 2014 by NAW Staff
Although the Kansas Senate had approved a bill to repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) on Tuesday, the state House of Representatives later rejected [read more]
WTO Calls On China To End Restrictions On Rare Earth Exports
on Thursday March 27 2014 by NAW Staff
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that China has unfairly restricted its export of rare earth elements. Rare earth metals, such as neodymium, are [read more]
144 Congress Members Call For Wind PTC, ITC Extensions
on Tuesday March 25 2014 by NAW Staff
Members from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have signed bipartisan letters urging their colleagues to act quickly and extend the wind energy production [read more]
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